GFM is certified with the following:

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel International GCSEs are globally recognised qualifications with academic content and assessment designed specifically for international learners. Pearson Edexcel International GCSE (9–1) qualifications are comparable to the UK GCSE, with appropriate international content and assessment that will enable successful progression for learners. 


Oxford AQA

Oxford AQA brings together the educational expertise of two leading UK-based organisations: Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, and AQA, the UK’s largest academic awarding body. Their international qualifications are based on AQA’s, which are the most popular specifications in the UK, and have been specially developed for students studying in the Middle East and Asia.

High Performance Learning

High Performance Learning

The High Performance Learning approach recognises that all learners have the potential to achieve the very highest results and emphasises and develops the attitudes and performance characteristics required for this to happen


British Schools in the Middle East-Lead School

BSME is British Schools in the Middle East. This is an organization that provides a wealth of support advice and training for over 144 schools across the Middle East. 

Cambridge Assessment International EducationCambridge Assessment International Education

An organisation that provides world-leading academic research, learning and assessment globally, backed by the first-class teaching and research departments of the University of Cambridge.

Council of British International SchoolsCouncil of British International Schools

GEMS Founders School Al Mizhar is a certified COBIS member recognising British International Schools of Global Quality.


The BSO Scheme is the UK Department for Education’s voluntary inspection scheme for overseas schools. Overseas schools describing themselves as “British” are subject to recognition by the British government under the voluntary inspection scheme.

TASS - The Alliance for Sustainable SchoolsTASS - The Alliance for Sustainable Schools

The Alliance of Sustainable Schools (TASS)- GEMS Founders School Al Mizhar is a proud founding member of TASS. The school is fully committed to its environmental and sustainable responsibility and the charter signed with TASS based around the 5 pillars of sustainable: education, buildings, food, uniforms and transport. The school’s TASS student ambassadors meet regularly with other ambassadors around the world and implement ideas and initiatives within the school.

GFM Wellbeing Award 2023

Wellbeing Award for Schools

A National Standard for Positive Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing.

BSO Inspected

British Schools Overseas

GEMS Founders School Al Mizhar (GFM), meets all the requirements of the BSO standards. The school offers a high-quality British education that meets the needs of its students.

EcoEco - Schools

The Eco-Schools programme operated globally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) has equipped over 20,000 schools worldwide to embark on a meaningful path towards improving the environment in both the school and the local community while at the same time having a life-long positive impact on the lives of young people and their families. GFM is honoured to join the Green Flag Accreditation

DukeThe Duke of Edinburgh International Award 

The Duke of Edinburgh International Award equips GFM students aged between 14-18 with the skills that will assist in their future academic and professional careers. GFM is certified and licensed by the Duke of Edinburgh Award and offers the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards to interested parties.  Participation is voluntary, non-competitive and, above all, enjoyable. However, each progressive level demands more time and commitment from participants. Young people participating in the programme take part in various activities, aiming at one of the international awards.